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E-auction 67-32109 - brm_217545 - MAXIMINUS II Follis ou nummus

MAXIMINUS II  Follis ou nummus AU/XF
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Estimate : 115 €
Price : 20 €
Maximum bid : 50 €
End of the sale : 28 July 2014 15:28:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Follis ou nummus
Date: 310-311
Mint name / Town : Antioche
Metal : copper
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 6,46 g.
Rarity : R1
Officine: 10e
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et épais, bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Beau portrait. Revers inhabituel. Patine noire, légèrement granuleuse
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Maximin II auguste à droite (O*).
Obverse translation : “Imperator Cæsar Galerius Valerius Maximinus Pius Felix Augustus”, (L’empereur césar Galère Valerius Maximin pieux heureux auguste).

Reverse


Reverse legend : GENIO EX-ERCITVS/ (CROISSANT)|I// ANT.
Reverse description : Genius (le Génie) coiffé du modius, debout à gauche, à demi nu, tenant une tête radiée de Sol (le Soleil) de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la gauche.
Reverse translation : “Genio Augusti”, (Au Génie de l’auguste).

Commentary


Rubans de type 3. Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


Maximin II DAIA

(1/05/305-04/313) Caius Galerius Valerius Maximinus

August (310-04/313)

Maximin II, nephew of Galerius, Caesar became May 1 305. After the death of Constantius I Chlorine 25 July 306, he did not become august and remained subject to Galerius. Following the conference Carnuntum in November 308, it is only Filius Augustorum while Licinius I becomes directly august. It was not until the following year that Maximin II will take the title of august. After the death of Galerius in May 311, it is the oldest surviving tetrarchs. He quarreled with Licinius and Constantine, while he tries to get closer to Maxence. After 312, Licinius turns against him and he is finally removed in 313.

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